IMPEACHMENT: “On the first day of his second impeachment trial, former President Donald J. Trump was mostly hidden from view on Tuesday [FEb. 9, 2021] at Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla., moving from the new office that aides set up to his private quarters outside the main building…
In the lead-up to the trial this week, Mr. Trump’s allies and advisers said he seemed to be taking his second impeachment more or less in stride, preoccupied with his golf game and his struggling business, and trying to ignore what was happening in Washington.
But the fact that he struggled to retain a full team of lawyers for the trial was a source of concern to some of his aides. None of the lawyers from the first impeachment trial who defended Mr. Trump returned for the second round. And most of the team he initially hired abruptly parted ways with him days before the trial began.”
-Maggie Haberman, “Meandering Performance by Defense Lawyers Enrages Trump,” nytimes.com, Feb. 12, 2021